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smoothcrim
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def didn't buy mine from tesla and probably won't register it with them

1/6/2019 10:14:39 AM

dtownral
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"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ro6kpKlw0"

jfc, why would anyone put up with that?

1/6/2019 6:27:10 PM

nacstate
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To document it on Youtube for posterity ad revenue?

1/7/2019 11:06:47 AM

OmarBadu
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smoothcrim what did you get?

1/8/2019 3:24:30 PM

smoothcrim
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used model S

1/9/2019 5:39:12 PM

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Nice. Is it out of warranty?

1/10/2019 3:45:04 PM

smoothcrim
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no

1/10/2019 11:11:07 PM

dtownral
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that rich rebuilds guy still hasn't gotten his used tesla
https://youtu.be/AgMTx_xFezM

1/11/2019 10:23:46 AM

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Tesla's customer service seems either very good, or really shitty

1/15/2019 8:49:20 PM

smoothcrim
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1/17/2019 11:21:32 PM

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https://jalopnik.com/tesla-posts-139-million-profit-in-q4-2018-first-back-1832208852

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"Tesla has seemed to often operate in fits and spurts, with rapid deliveries following phases of “production hell,” but it may be calming down into a more steady progress, at least for the moment. It just posted its first back-to-back profits.

This is a historic moment for Tesla, as Sean O’Kane noted on Twitter. It’s funny, since Tesla has always at least looked like it’s been on the up-and-up.

Profits, technically, are down compared to last quarter. Tesla specifically laid it out in its letter to investors as “a sequential decline in revenue from the sale of regulatory credits, higher import duties on components from China, a price reduction for Model S and Model X in China, and the introduction of a lower-priced mid-range version of Model 3.”

Tesla also expects that it will be smoothing out Model 3 production at a strong 7,000 units per week, which is a couple thousand up from what it’s been at starting this year.

So Tesla the company that makes the Model 3 seems good. What will be for Tesla run by the guy who is pushing forward with a Semi and also talking up a Roadster with rocket engines at the same time, is less clear."


[Edited on January 31, 2019 at 3:29 PM. Reason : ]

1/31/2019 3:28:28 PM

TKE-Teg
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Fingers crossed, but didn't they just lay off 7% of their workforce? And have a lot of debt payments now due, which they can't pay without additional funding?

2/1/2019 8:24:21 AM

nacstate
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They increased staffing like 30% last year, I think the 7% decrease was a profitability move.

2/1/2019 10:21:23 AM

0EPII1
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Cool

https://insideevs.com/porsche-audi-tesla-model-3-teardown

2/11/2019 12:31:29 PM

TKE-Teg
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That doesn't really make any sense, as Porsche is not developing anything at this time to compete with the Model 3. All their EV resources and money have been poured into the Mission E concept development and platform. Mission E is spawning a CUV and large sedan (Taycan, what a dumb name). Taycan will compete with the Model S, which is quite long in the tooth at this point.

2/14/2019 1:10:30 PM

smoothcrim
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all electric cars this gen (there's some last gen hold overs) are basically skateboards that can be extended in length to contain more batteries. the platform is the skateboard. competing with the 3 vs the S is just semantics about price point. porsche will never been in the 3 price range, but audi will, and the platform will be shared. all that said, no one is remotely close to tesla when it comes to charging infrastructure. the only way these new entries will stand up to day to day demands that tesla fulfills is with extremely large 400-500mi battery packs, to obfuscate the lack of charging network. as soon as you put a 150kW battery in a car, you're talking about an 80+k car

2/14/2019 2:13:58 PM

OmarBadu
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i've got a current model S 75d loaner while an issue with some panels knocking against each other is being fixed on my 3 -some big pros are quite a bit quieter on the highway / noticeably more comfortable suspension / better door handle situation - overall not worth the price premium over the 3 unless you need the extra room in my opinion or possibly if you do a ton of highway driving

despite the 4.2s to 0-60 instead of 4.5s it doesn't feel as fast - maybe that's the extra weight or size - also much more noticeable front end lift under heavy acceleration

the interior feels a bit dated compared to the 3 in a few ways (not that it's necessarily dated compared to other cars though) - no storage in the doors - additional autopilot stalk - cup holders in a bad location - no storage under the center console armrest - additional steering wheel controls


it's also been nice being key free for ~6 months now except when I have my wife's keyfob for the minivan when i drive it on the weekends - have to keep the loaner keyfob in the my pocket

2/14/2019 2:41:31 PM

moron
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^^ i don't think the Ses have gotten the newer fully integrated battery management system the 3s have.

2/15/2019 12:25:09 AM

TKE-Teg
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I hope Tesla continues to do well. It's good for an American company to birth a successful car business these days.

I just continually feel like they're trying to do too much at once and eventually the fuckups and short cuts are gonna cost them dearly.

2/19/2019 9:08:19 AM

smoothcrim
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part of me is sad I bought a tesla. tesla makes so many cars that I had on my "to own one day" list, completely useless. short of having a personal driver, I couldn't possibly enjoy driving any luxury car as much as the tesla. for commuting or driving in a real city with real traffic (not raleigh), there's no substitute. if you aren't in a position to drive >1g, no other car makes sense.

7 series bmw
c63 amg
e39 m5
panamera
equus
any cadillac
any bentley
any lexus ever besides the land cruiser and LFA
any aston ever
etc

on boring drives, your "spirited driving" is mostly limited hard acceleration up to maybe 80 and on/off ramps. with all the batteries on the bottom you have no body roll and with an electric motor, I have better acceleration than anything. the car even comes with giant brembos that rival those on my cayenne S

2/25/2019 6:49:47 AM

Wickerman
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^ Your writing style is annoyingly hard to comprehend. Also, would it kill you to capitalize?

[Edited on February 25, 2019 at 8:03 AM. Reason : ^]

2/25/2019 8:03:44 AM

TKE-Teg
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^^seems like your top priority is effortless acceleration. There are countless reasons to pick several cars on your list over a Tesla.

2/25/2019 12:48:47 PM

0EPII1
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408 hp $45K Tesla 3 rival debuts:

Polestar 2

https://insideevs.com/polestar-2-ev-debuts-with-estimated-275-mile-range

[Edited on February 27, 2019 at 11:35 AM. Reason : Polestar 1 for those who don't know: https://www.polestar.com/cars/polestar-1]

2/27/2019 11:32:10 AM

TKE-Teg
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I'm curious to know why they decided to make it less attractive than literally the entire Volvo vehicle lineup.

2/28/2019 1:22:35 PM

dtownral
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it's like if a current design language volvo fucked a scion

2/28/2019 3:28:22 PM

smoothcrim
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"^ Your writing style is annoyingly hard to comprehend."

are you ESL?

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"seems like your top priority is effortless acceleration. There are countless reasons to pick several cars on your list over a Tesla."


not hardly, though that is about the only aspect of performance you get to use in a real city with traffic. I have a gt3 as my other car. I recognize there are many cars that offer you far better driving dynamics than a tesla, but your opportunities to experience those dynamics are almost non-existent, at least where I live. it's not like I want this to be the case, I dreamed of owning a lot of those cars, but the realization that they're relics of an era gone by, as city streets aren't ever getting any less crowded.

2/28/2019 7:49:33 PM

afripino
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take it to the track, b

3/1/2019 9:20:03 AM

smoothcrim
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that's pretty much the only place I drive the gt3.

3/1/2019 11:59:23 AM

smoothcrim
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the 35k tesla model 3 finally exists:
https://electrek.co/2019/02/28/tesla-model-3-standard-battery-interior/

what's interesting is they're upcharging for autopilot. it's not clear if the hardware is any different than the existing model 3.

also, they're closing almost all the tesla stores and moving to online sales.

3/1/2019 12:05:20 PM

ScubaSteve
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ordered my bare bones model 3 last night.

on the sales thing, i think it is overplayed a little. the sales centers do seem almost useless or even detrimental to me. a major selling point of tesla is no pushy sales guys / dealership bs. Well guess what happens when you get a bunch of sales guys/girls in one place competing.. they get kind of pushy. they can't help it.

3/1/2019 2:46:21 PM

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Are there any tax incentives left?

3/1/2019 7:05:41 PM

OmarBadu
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Currently the tax credit is at $3750 for a Tesla - half of the original $7500 available

When you say barebones - the actual 35k one without AP / FSD?

3/1/2019 10:20:25 PM

ScubaSteve
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barebones = $35k = black, regular wheels, standard interior, no AP/FSD.

3/4/2019 12:24:50 PM

mildew
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I'm waiting to see what the Model Y has to offer once it's announced next week, but I am at least planning on ordering a Model 3 this year. Leaning towards the Mid-Range RWD with AP and FSD.

3/5/2019 10:51:21 AM

theDuke866
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I've played with the idea of one spec'd just like that.

3/5/2019 8:55:46 PM

mildew
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I think it is the best value for me. I may spring for white interior though.

3/6/2019 12:28:12 AM

nacstate
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3/6/2019 1:04:04 PM

0EPII1
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They are already on letter Y, so... one more letter and that will be "The End of Tesla Motors"?

3/15/2019 9:35:25 AM

ScubaSteve
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Got a delivery date of my $35,000 model 3. Doubt they will hit it but we'll see more during the work week

[Edited on March 23, 2019 at 8:15 AM. Reason : E]

3/23/2019 8:14:34 AM

mildew
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They dropped the mid-range from the options.


^Keep us posted

3/25/2019 11:14:22 AM

PaulISdead
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Give me a self driving car

3/28/2019 6:53:26 PM

PaulISdead
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Jesus Christ the cost to insure for collision coverage is ridiculous

4/1/2019 10:35:15 PM

smoothcrim
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insurance with geico is cheaper than everyone else by >50%

4/2/2019 10:23:05 AM

PaulISdead
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Did anyone catch the fanboy fest on Charlotte Talks?

4/4/2019 11:18:44 AM

nacstate
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https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tesla-model-s-china-fire-video/

4/25/2019 1:23:37 PM

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https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/20/18509371/skabooshka-twitter-elon-musk-tesla-short-seller-tslaq

4/25/2019 2:41:55 PM

TKE-Teg
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$700 million loss last quarter. No worries, that'll buff out.

4/26/2019 3:23:08 PM

beatsunc
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stock down 8% today.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/17/18629166/elon-musk-tesla-money-changes-cfo-employee-expenses

5/17/2019 5:14:55 PM

afripino
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going to test a model 3 this week to determine whether i put down on the model y.

5/20/2019 9:04:02 AM

Wickerman
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Quote :
"are you ESL?"


English is my first language. Are you ESL? You make great word salads! Seems like you never went to school or anything.

5/23/2019 9:54:23 AM

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